I see. Thank you for clarifying that for me.
If you had reported the safety issue to OSHA, which is typically a good course of action where the employer resists or ignores your safety concerns, then you would typically be protected by law against retaliation
by the employer for reporting the safety issue.
It is often a closer call whether whistleblower
protection is afforded where an employee only complains internally about safety matters, but since you did repeatedly complain to the employer about this and it appears you are now experiencing retaliation, it would be best to retain a local employment law
attorney who handles whistleblower claims.
A communication to the employer from the attorney can help protect your rights and should get the employer to cease their retaliatory actions.
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